Report Lost or Stolen Passport DS-64

If your passport is missing, you must submit form DS-64 to report lost or stolen passport. No one wants to experience the sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realize your passport has been lost or stolen. But sometimes despite your best efforts to protect your passport that’s exactly what happens. If you are the victim of a robbery or you simply forgot where you put your passport for safekeeping, it is very important that you report your passport missing as soon as possible using form DS-64. When you report your passport lost or stolen, it will immediately become invalidated. As a result, you will no longer be able to use it for international travel.

How Do I Submit Form DS-64?

If you are inside the United States when your passport is lost or stolen, you can use form DS-64 to report it missing. There are two ways to submit it—by mail or in person.

(1.)To report lost or stolen passport by mail, send the completed form to: U.S. Department of State; Passport Services; Consular Lost/Stolen Passport; Section: 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 500; Washington, DC 20036

(2.)If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must apply for your new one in person at a passport acceptance facility or passport agency. To report the loss or theft of your previous passport when you apply for a new one, submit form DS-64 with your application materials.

If you are outside of the United States when you realize your passport has been lost or stolen, you should report it immediately to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, where they can help you get a replacement.

Applying for Your New Passport

If you decide to report lost or stolen passport by submitting form DS-64 with your application for a new passport, you must also include all of the information you are required to submit when you apply for a passport for the first time, including:

  • Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship
  • Current, valid form of identification
  • Photocopy of the front and back of the identification documents you present
  • Passport photo
  • Applicable passport fees
  • How Long Will it Take to Receive My New Passport?

    U.S. passport applications submitted at a passport acceptance facility take four to six weeks to process if you choose routine service or two to three weeks if you choose expedited service through the U.S. government. It’s important to remember these timelines are only estimates. It may take longer for your application to be processed, especially if you apply when application volume is at its peak.

    If you report lost or stolen passport when you apply at a passport agency, you can usually get your passport the same day. However, there are no guarantees, and there are only 24/25 passport agencies throughout the country. As a result, applying at a passport agency is not a practical solution for most U.S. citizens.

    What if You Can’t Wait That Long?

    If you need to travel quickly and you can’t get to a passport agency or you don’t have time to spend the day standing in line at one right before your trip, there is another way you can get your passport fast. You can authorize a professional passport expediting service like “easy service” to apply on your behalf. An expediter can help you report lost or stolen passport when you apply for your new one. Because you are required to apply in person when your passport has been lost or stolen, you must appear before a passport acceptance agent before you can send your application materials to the expediter. The agent will verify your identity and instruct you to sign from DS-11 in his/her presence. Afterward, the agent will place your application materials, including form DS-64 (if you did not already mail it to the State Department), in a sealed envelope. Simply send the envelope to the expediting service, and they will take care of the rest.

    A representative will take your application to the U.S. passport agency to have it processed and report lost or stolen passport if necessary. When your passport is issued, the expediter will pick it up from the passport agency and overnight it to you. You don’t have to make an appointment, stand in line or spend your valuable time waiting for your application to be processed. And when you work with a professional expediter, you can be sure you will have your passport when you need it.


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